## The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told through EquationsMost popular books about science, and even about mathematics, tiptoe around equations as if they were something to be hidden from the reader's tender eyes. Dana Mackenzie starts from the opposite premise: He celebrates equations. No history of art would be complete without pictures. Why, then, should a history of mathematics--the universal language of science--keep the masterpieces of the subject hidden behind a veil? Illustrated in color throughout, the book tells the human and often-surprising stories behind the invention or discovery of the equations, from how a bad cigar changed the course of quantum mechanics to why whales (if they could communicate with us) would teach us a totally different concept of geometry. At the same time, the book shows why these equations have something timeless to say about the universe, and how they do it with an economy (zero words) that no other form of human expression can match. |

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User Review - fpagan - LibraryThingGiven that important examples of real equations are displayed, this book makes for fairly easy and quick reading. Handsomely produced and illustrated. One thing it has in common with Ian Stewart's ... Read full review

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The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told Through Equations Dana Mackenzie No preview available - 2013 |

The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told Through Equations Dana Mackenzie No preview available - 2012 |